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Five albums of the year

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As the year comes to a close, we bring you our picks of the noteworthy music albums that released this year. From soul, pop, R&B, hip-hop to alternative rock, this is the cream of the crop that made 2015 an unforgettable year in music. 

Adele: 25
Adele's 25 is not just about love, but it's about something deeper: remorse. She sings of the pain of letting go of too much, of lost lovers and a life flashing by. Every song addresses heartache in some form or the other, even Hello is a goodbye. The most awaited album of the year is a sure winner and is only here to sweep you off your feet.
Hear it here: http://bit.ly/1kngKz0

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams
With their seventh album, Coldplay has done it again. Reminiscent of heartbreaks and loved ones lost, Fun and Everglow are sure to remind you why they do what they do. If last year's Ghost Stories was Martin's break-up record, A Head Full of Dreams is an attempt at moving on with his head held high. This eclectic album epitomises them as a band- looking at the future, while referencing the past.
Hear it here: http://bit.ly/1lpklgU

Madonna: Rebel Heart
The Queen of Pop's latest album was one of the most awaited albums of the year. 'Who do you think you are?' demands the 56-year old artist in the self-explanatory song, titled Bitch I'm Madonna. Singing about heartbreaks, for the first time in years, she doesn't sound desperate but more like she might be having fun! Featuring Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Diplo and Avicii, this albums reminds us of all things Madonna. 
Hear it here: http://bit.ly/1IQmU2v

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
With a gripping political undertone, Kendrick Lamar's album has been called a masterpiece time and again this year. Despite being leaked online a week early, Lamar's third album went straight to number one of both sides of the Atlantic. With a compelling mesh of free-flowing jazz, deep Seventies funk and cut-up hip hop, Lamar explores the challenges faced by young American black men in one of the most promising and timely albums of the year.
Hear it here: http://bit.ly/1PsA23g

Drake: If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Is it a mixtape? Is it an album? Who cares? With no preceding fan fare, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late was the most unexpected release of the year, that broke Spotify's first-week streaming record. Among the 17 tracks, You & the 6 clearly steals the show. A heartfelt one-sided conversation with the single mother who raised him, this just reminds us what he's best at, and leaves us longing for more. 
Hear it here: http://bit.ly/1mlO9vf

 

Text Ritupriya Basu

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